Hospitals Recognized For Quality Of Their Stroke Care
Dignity Health’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo were recognized for their commitment and success to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines.
Ventura County Star:
St. John’s Hospitals Receive Honors
Dignity Health’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo have received an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines Stroke Quality Achievement Award. Both hospitals have also earned a spot on the Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. St. John’s Regional Medical Center has been presented with the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and is also being recognized on the Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll. St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital is also a recipient of the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and has qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll. (8/10)
In other hospital news —
Is Your Doctor Drug Tested? That Depends On Where He Works
Many southern California hospitals have anti-drug policies for their employees, but they don’t always drug test their physicians. Revelations about frequent drug use recently helped bring down the dean of USC’s medical school, Dr. Carmen Puliafito. The scandal surrounding Puliafito raises questions about what local hospitals’ policies are on drug testing their providers. KPCC reached out to a number of southern California’s large hospitals. Some provided their written policies. None provided an official for an interview. (Faust, 8/10)